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By January 4, 2021


Perception as Inference: The Brain and Computation

Simons Institute video featuring Dr. Bruno Olshausen, Professor of Vision Science, Optometry and Neuroscience.

An eye-opening look at the glymphatic system

New research from the lab of Professor Lu Chen published in Science Translational Medicine.

Mobilizing Scientists to Combat COVID-19

“The only thing more contagious than a virus is hope. We are here to foster the collaboration of scientists across the globe…”

New Paper in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Paying attention can heighten perception by quieting internally generated brain activity.


The Vision Science faculty constitute a prestigious group of educators and researchers. Click the arrow to learn more about them, including research interests, contact information and links to lab websites.



About 40 graduate students are currently enrolled in the Vision Science program. Their backgrounds include degrees in psychology, biology, engineering, computer science, or optometry.



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